Le Moyne's Robby Perez named Florida Collegiate Summer League Playoff Most Valuable Player
July 31, 2006
LE MOYNE'S ROBBY PEREZ NAMED FLORIDA COLLEGIATE SUMMER LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK, FINISHES REGULAR SEASON WITH LEAGUE-BEST 41 HITS
WINTER PARK, Fla. - Le Moyne College rising junior Robby Perez (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit) was recently named the Player of the Week in the Florida Collegiate Summer League. Perez went 11-for-26 (.423) with one double, three home runs and eight runs scored. He completed the regular season with a league-high 41 base hits and with the league's second-best batting average (.347).
The Florida Collegiate Summer League web site, http://www.floridaleague.com/ , details the week that warranted league honors.
League Player of the Week: Robby Perez, Winter Park - Diamond Dawg outfielder Robby Perez (Le Moyne) just finished off a week that was one of the most productive ones in FCSL history. It started off relatively slow, as he combined for 4 hits (all singles) and 3 runs in the first three games of the week. Then, beginning with their game against the Warthogs on July 20th, his bat completely caught fire. In that game, he was 3-5 with a home run and 2 RBI as the Diamond Dawgs downed the Pines 6-2. The following night, he was one of the lone bright spots in his team's blowout loss to the same Warthog team they had just defeated, as he homered over the right field fence to lead off the game. His amazing run was capped off the next night against the Snappers, when he went 4-5 with a home run, a double, 3 runs scored and 3 RBI. For the week, Perez was 11-26 (.423 average) with 1 double, 3 home runs, 8 runs scored and 7 RBI.
Perez, a league all-star, begins the 2006 league playoffs with his Winter Park Diamond Dogs (20-12) on Wednesday night at Sanford Memorial Stadium. Perez hit .295 with two home runs and 20 RBI in 46 games this season for Le Moyne.
The Florida Collegiate Summer League is a Wood Bat Baseball League with six teams in Central Florida. FCSL was founded in November 2003 to provide a place in Florida for college players to play pure wood bat baseball against top-level competition, in a festive community environment. FCSL is one of eight leagues affiliated with the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball (NACSB) - an alliance of college summer wood bat leagues which operate following NCAA legislation.
UPDATE: PEREZ NAMED PLAYOFF MVP
From the Florida Collegiate Summer League web site, http://www.floridaleague.com/
The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs' centerfielder, Robby Perez, of Le Moyne, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Florida Collegiate Summer League's playoffs. He went 7-16 with four RBI and three runs in the four Diamond Dawgs' games. He struck out only once. The Diamond Dawgs reached the championship game by winning the loser's bracket. They started the playoffs with a 6-4 loss to the Orlando Shockers, but then defeated the Sanford River Rats, 4-2, before taking revenge on the Shockers, and beating them 4-2 as well. In the Championship game, they faced the Altamonte Springs Snappers, who were the regular season champions. The Diamond Dawgs were down 3-2 and facing elimination with two out in the ninth inning, before Perez smacked a two run homer. The blast not only gave the Diamond Dawgs the lead, but, ultimately, it gave them the Championship. Perez described his homerun as, "the perfect end to a great season." On the season, Perez batted .353 and scored 29 runs on 48 hits with 20 RBIs. He hit five homeruns.